Due to Covid-19 4Cs has moved its service online and there is no face to face work until further notice. Our return to face to face work will be guided by BACP recommendations.
Clients working with us before lockdown have either transferred to remote counselling where appropriate, or are waiting for our face to face service to resume.
If you are an existing client waiting for face to face to resume, please keep us updated if your situation changes and you would like to try online/telephone support, or if you feel you no longer wish to use our service.
We are now able to offer a limited number of online assessments via Zoom, and are open to discussing the possibility of telephone assessments with clients unable to access Zoom technology.
If you would like to be considered for an online assessment for counselling, please complete the enquiry form on this website, or telephone:
07749 596932 for Norwich
07951 316436 for Dereham.
It is expected that online/telephone clients will move to face to face appointments when we resume this service, so please contact the relevant centre.
Who We Are
4Cs (Centres for Christian Care and Counselling) is staffed by both male and female counsellors who work on a voluntary basis. All the counsellors have a personal Christian faith.
We offer the same service to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality or beliefs. We recognise that ALL people are created in God’s image and are of infinite value and worth. All people are worthy of respect and unconditional acceptance. We do not make value judgements based on individual’s choices, behaviour or circumstances. We acknowledge intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of both our lives and those of our clients.
Believing that God has given everyone free will to make their own decisions, we recognise that it is the client’s responsibility and right to make their own decisions and choices. It is our undertaking to walk alongside them during their journey with us and to support them in any decisions or choices they make, free from pressure or persuasion in a supportive, caring, respectful yet therapeutic environment.
We are open to working with faith/spiritual issues, but only if this is your wish. It is our firm undertaking not to discuss our faith or faith issues with you unless you specifically ask us to do so.
If you'd like to consider making a donation to help with the ongoing work of 4Cs, you can do so here.
What to Expect
(on return to face-to-face counselling this is the normal process)
Counselling with 4Cs starts with a free assessment at a 4Cs Centre of your choice. In the assessment we will discuss what issues you want to bring to counselling, confidentiality, your availability and familiarise you with the building. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions
After the assessment, you will be allocated to a counsellor when one becomes available. The counsellor will be matched to your availability. Sessions will be between 50 minutes and an hour long.
4Cs is a 'not for profit' charity, the service being maintained by donations, fundraising events and grant applications. We do not charge a fee for counselling, but ask that clients make a donation to the charity, suggesting between £5 and £40 per session in order to cover our costs. and maintain the service. Many clients offer to Gift Aid their donations and this is a great help to the charity. This can be discussed at assessment.
Former Clients' Comments
"Today I had my last session of counselling. I suffered with depression/anxiety and, mixed with drinking too much last year, I made a couple of really bad decisions which led me with no choice but to seek counselling. I literally hated every idea of it which is why I hadn't gone before. It has been A-mazing help. I understand myself, I feel great and I'm hoping I won't need to go back in the future, but I know it's there if I need it. I went to 4Cs in Norwich which is a charity. It's run by Christians but you wouldn't know they were religious."
"I have just read the description of 4Cs on the website: caring, respectful, supportive, therapeutic and I couldn't have put it better myself!
My counsellor took the time to understand me as a person and explore how my background and disability impact on how I feel about myself and the things that have happened to me. I felt able to open up to her and be really honest about my thoughts and feelings. This meant we could really get to the heart of the issues that weren't allowing me to move forward.
I now understand that I am as valid a human being as anyone else and that I don't have to feel ashamed or apologetic about who I am.
I am grateful for the compassion and care that all at 4Cs have shown me, from the gentleman who made me a cup of tea when I was early for my appointment to my counsellor and others who took me out to my taxi and made sure I was safe.
I wish you all the very best in all you do. You provide a very valuable service in a very professional way."
You can donate to 4Cs here.